Kim Named to PING All-America Team

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JUNE 08, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma golfer Anthony Kim has been named second team PING All-America, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday.

Kim also earned All-America status as a freshman and sophomore and was the NCAA Freshman of the Year in 2004.  He joins Andrew Magee, Jeff Lee, Doug Martin, Grant Masson, Matthew Lane and Todd Hamilton as the only three-time All-America selections in school history. 

The La Quinta, Calif., native was recently named a PING All-Central Region member for the second time. 

In his junior campaign, Kim tallied consecutive tournament victories at the Ashworth Invitational (Feb. 27-28) and the Hall of Fame Invitational (March 17-19) by a combined 15 strokes. 

He was a unanimous All-Big 12 selection and was one of three finalists for the prestigious Ben Hogan Award. 

Kim helped guide the Sooners to their 30th appearance in the NCAA Championships, finishing in a tie for fourth place at the NCAA Central Regional at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, Ohio. 

He finished the season as the seventh-ranked golfer in the country by Golfweek.

Ryan Baca of Baylor, Arizona State’s Alejandro Caizares, Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State, Florida’s Matt Every and Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina, Georgia’s Chris Kirk and Oklahoma State’s Pablo Martin and Jonathan Moore were previously named to the first team.

Joining Kim on the second team are Ryan Blaum of Duke, New Mexico’s Jay Choi, Erik Flores of UCLA, Georgia State’s Mark Haastrup, Brian Harman of Georgia, Kyle Reifers of Wake Forest, Florida’s Brett Stegmaier, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Lamar’s Dawie Van der Walt.

Third-team honorees include Texas Tech’s Andrew Dresser, Andres Gonzales of UNLV, Stanford’s Rob Grube, Kevin Larsen of Georgia Tech, Arizona State’s Niklas Lemke, Stephen Lewton of NC State, Washington’s Alex Prugh, Martin Ureta of North Carolina, Florida’s James Vargas and Taylor Wood of Southern California.

A total of 32 golfers were named honorable mention All-America.



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